A 5k and a weekend of over-indulgence
Sunday, March 17, 2013
I am finally home from my weekend in the Twin Cities. Wow, did I not stay in my range yesterday. It was unacceptable- even for my cheat day! I did get up this morning and do my 5k. I can't really say I ran it because I walked nearly half of it. I finished in 44:37. I want to be proud of this, but I can't help but remember that I used to run a 5k between 20:00 and 25:00 minutes. Obviously, that was many pounds ago and I will try to use it as motivation to improve my time. I think the first goal for future 5k's is to not get lapped by the fast people- that was humbling!
The best I can do is learn from my over-indulgence Saturday and let it inspire me to hit the cardio this week. I had chipotle for lunch and buca di beppo for dinner- including wine, followed by after dinner drinks when we got home- OUCH!!! It really is hard to not partake when everyone else is. Buca is a family style Italian restaurant. I wanted to order a salad as one of the choices and the someone told me no. I really want to stand up for myself but I caved because I didn't want to be "that person" you know- the one that has to have their way. It was my boyfriend's sister who told me no and I really want to be as pleasant as possible with his family. That being said, I did NOT need to eat as much as I did of the food we did order. Absolutely don't need to eat until my tummy hurts.
How do I advocate for my health and goals while not being forceful? I need to figure that out!
Lots of gym time and water this week to run all of that sodium out of my system and help me to focus on the future and my future choices. It will do me no good to dwell on the mistakes and wallow.